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FBI report: These are the 10 most dangerous cities in North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. - Data from the FBI's 2016 Crime In The United States Report has revealed North Carolina's most dangerous cities. Road Snacks, a website that uses data to rank states and cities across the country, used the FBI report to name the ten riskiest cities to call home in the Tar Heel state,

WRAL - 2018-03-22 14:48:00

Kinston man sentenced for robbery, gun charge

A Kinston man was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in jail followed by five years supervision for his part in a 2016 robbery of a Family Dollar in Goldsboro. O'Brien Shaquille Hooker, 26, of Kinston was sentenced for his part in the May 9, 2016 robbery where two men forced two employees, who were clos

WCTI12.COM - 2018-03-23 02:26:32

Kinston PBS show up for three Daytime Emmys

KINSTON, NC (WITN) - A popular television show shot here in Eastern Carolina is up for three more Daytime Emmys. "A Chef's Life", hosted by Kinston restaurant owner and chef Vivian Howard, was nominated Wednesday for Outstanding Culinary Program, Outstanding Culinary Host, and Outstanding Directing

WITN - 2018-03-22 18:28:00

Michael Fields of Kinston is a Southern Star

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - WNCT 9 On Your Side and its community partner Southern Bank recognize Theresa Purnell for making our community a brighter place. Click the attached video above to watch as David Sawyer surprises him with the news! Nominate a Southern Star! Here at WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side, we

WNCT - 2018-03-22 19:36:36

Warrant: Raleigh baby was smoking marijuana on Facebook video

The 20-year-old mother of the baby seen smoking in a viral video on Facebook has been arrested and faces multiple charges. According to the arrest warrant, the child was smoking marijuana in the video. Police have arrested and charged 20-year-old Brianna Ashanti Lofton with two counts of felony chil

ABC11.COM - 2018-03-21 20:14:31

4 arrested in connection with death of Edgecombe County deputy

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - Four people have been arrested in connection with the death of an Edgecombe County deputy who was killed in a traffic collision on March 11. Deputy David Manning ost control of his vehicle and crashed head-on into traffic as he attempted to pull over an intoxicated driver. R

CBS17.COM - 2018-03-21 21:50:53

SBI investigation lands two local residents in jail on drug charges

Kinston - An extensive investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation has landed a Kinston man and a Grifton woman behind bars on multiple drug charges. According to warrants, Kinston resident Willie Koonce was arrested Tuesday following that investigation. He was charged with trafficking opium


ECU employees find deceased homeless woman in vacant house on campus

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Police are investigating the death of a homeless woman who was found inside a house owned by East Carolina University. ECU police say the SBI is assisting them with the case. The woman's body was found around 8:00 a.m. inside the house on East 9th Street, which is next to a u

WITN - 2018-03-21 22:44:00

Northbound lanes of Queen Street in Kinston closed to traffic

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Drivers in one Eastern Carolina county may need to find alternate routes for the remainder of the work week. On Thursday and Friday, Kinston Public Services is shutting down the northbound lanes of Queen Street between King and Caswell Streets for construction. Local traffic

WITN - 2018-03-22 12:51:00

Kinston going old school with new police cars

KINSTON, NC (WITN) Over the past two weeks the Kinston Police Department's brand new police cars have been hitting the streets, and according to the department, it's all part of their efforts to promote community policing and return to a more traditional form of policing. In total, the department no


Big honor for Kinston law enforcement officer, longest serving in NC

KINSTON, NC (WITN) A local former Kinston Police Officer was presented one of the highest honors the state hands out for his long-time and continuing service to the community. At the age of 75, Levi Simmons has been working in law enforcement for decades. Monday night he was given the highest honor


Two in Goldsboro face drug, firearm charges after DWI checkpoint stop

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT)-Two people were arrested with a large amount of drugs at the DWI Checking Station on US HWY 70E in Wayne County Saturday, according to the Sheriff's Office. Joslyn Moore and Christopher Williams, both from Goldsboro, were arrested after they were stopped at the checkpoint. An


13-year-old girl from Goldsboro reported missing

A 13-year-old girl from Goldsboro was reported missing Sunday. Carla Renee Guerrero was last seen on Sunday around 11 p.m. on the 500 block of West New Hope Road, Goldsboro police said. Goldsboro police are asking anyone with information about Guerrero's location to call 919-705-6572. A 13-year-old


Garner woman found dead in Wake County ditch, sheriff says

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) - A young Garner woman was found dead Sunday morning in Wake County, authorities said. Faith Chere Bevan, 24, of Garner was found dead in a ditch in the 7800 block of Caddy Road, according to Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison. Deputies were contacted about a body in the ditch a


Q & A with Kinston Fire Department Capt. William Barss

The Kinston Fire Department has lower it's ISO rating for the first time from a 3.6 rating to a 2 rating. Capt. William Barss of the Kinston Fire Department said through hard work the department has raised its score from 75.44 as an Insurance Service Office rating, or ISO rating, of 3 to a score of


Traffic: Road temporarily closing for repair work

Lenoir County - Another local road is closing temporarily today to allow for needed repairs. Live Oak Hog County Road will close Monday morning at 8 a.m. The closure is for replacement of a drainage pipe under the road. Work on the road, which is just southwest of Kinston, is expected to be done at


Duck callers travel to Kinston to compete

KINSTON, Lenoir County - It's a sport that has some unique heritage right here in our state: swan calling. For the last two days--duck callers across North Carolina and many other states made their way to Kinston for the North Carolina Ducks Unlimited Calling Championships. Earlier today, the Junio


Kinston man accused of threatening courthouse officials

GOLDSBORO, NC (WITN) - A Kinston man is accused of threatening officers at an Eastern Carolina courthouse. Wayne County deputies have charged Douglas Barnhill with one count of threats against executive, legislative, or court officers. Deputies say the 39-year-old Barnhill made threats earlier today


Heroin, cocaine & crack seized at Greenville car dealer, employee charged

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Deputies say they found crack cocaine, powder cocaine and heroin at a Greenville car dealership, while seizing nearly $40,000 at the employee's home. Pitt County deputies say Dennis Suggs and La'Quan Norman were arrested on Friday by their narcotics division. Suggs worked a


Deputies: Kinston man made threats against Wayne Co. Courthouse

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) - A Kinston man has been arrested after the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said he made threats to officers of the Wayne County Courthouse. Douglas Barnhill, 39, was charged with one count of threats against executive, legislative or court officers. Deptuies said he made threats